I want to edit this dimension, but it's grayed out on the side and I can't edit it by double clicking.
Eric Eubanks wrote:He says the solidworks at our school doesn't have one that I can add the louver. He said I have to just make an assembly instead.
Eric Eubanks wrote:
He says the solidworks at our school doesn't have one that I can add the louver.
He said I have to just make an assembly instead.
I doubt that statement, but in any case - you can make one.
A part feature is a part feature, not an assembly.
The attached documents have some "issues" that I would fix if I had time, but see what you can glean from them.
I opened your models, and I'm not seeing this dimension. What does it belong to? I don't see a sketch, and it's not the value for the Distance Mate. Anyway, for most dimensions, if they're gray that means they're driven. Click on the Other tab and you should be able to de-select "Driven". Be aware that if it's driven by another relation, dimension, etc. then you're likely to get an error message.
I just need some way to dimension the location of that part. You mentioned something about using a distance mate. How do I do that?
There's already a Distance Mate there.
Eric,, you say you need a way to dimension "that part".. I can't imagine why you would approach this the way you have. You have a sheet metal part and a form tool. Why wouldn't you want to add that form tool to the sheet metal part? You (IMO) should add the louver tool to your "forming tools" library then place into the part, not the assembly. Then position the tool using dimensions (or sketch geometry).
I have attached a 2014 file for you to look at.
That's actually what my textbook says to do. I asked my professor about the design library. He says the solidworks at our school doesn't have one that I can add the louver. He said I have to just make an assembly instead.
Maybe I misunderstood something my professor said. I just added my louver to the design library. I guess he meant the design library exists, but there's nothing in it meaning I could only use form tools I made myself.
I'm using the louver I made as a form tool now instead of an assembly. It makes it a lot easier.
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